Saturday, April 29, 2017

Environment

Despite outrageously wrong predictions, greens win awards.

Health Care

Socialized medicine cancer doctor in UK performed unnecessary breast surgeries to boost his income.

Economy

Investors turn picky, threatening worthless startups.

Foreign Policy

Turkey blocks Wikipedia. That could foreshadow something big.

Trump the flip-flopper.

Politics

Ohio Governor Kasich is right when he says the two political parties are collapsing.

Republicans still back Trump, but congressional Republicans don't.

Neither of the two parties which have ruled France since Charles De Galle made it to the national election.

Local

The $4 million River Run will bring nothing to Dayton, although I love it.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Misc

Thunderstorms produce gamma ray bursts from electrical activity.

Police State

NSA lies about stopping collecting data. It collects everything.

Wikileaks reveals CIA tool to track whistle-blowers called the Snowden Stopper.

Idiot claims putting a cop in every school and day care will stop mass shootings. Tell that to victims at Luby's.

Regulation

Apple and Tesla demand California change self-driving car rule.

The 800 startups which depend on net neutrality are rent seekers and should have to compete in a free market.

War

Interactive map shows all wars in progress.

US grows military presence in Africa.
"If you’re a reader of TomDispatch, then you know something of real importance about this country that most Americans don’t. As an imperial power, there’s never been anything like the United States when it comes to garrisoning this planet. By comparison, the Romans and imperial Chinese were pikers; the Soviet Union in its prime was the poorest of runners-up; even the British, at the moment when the sun theoretically never set on their empire, didn’t compare. The U.S. has hundreds of military bases ranging in size from small American towns to tiny outposts across the planet, and yet you could spend weeks, months, years paying careful attention to the media here and still have no idea that this was so. Though we garrison the globe in a historically unprecedented way, that fact is not part of any discussion or debate in this country; Congress doesn’t hold hearings on global basing policy; reporters aren’t sent out to cover the subject; and presidents never mention it in speeches to the nation. Clearly, nothing is to be made of it."
Wow.

Trump exaggerates the threat from North Korea.

Politics

I'm not surprised women rulers are more likely to wage war than men.

Trump puts the generals in charge.

Obama capitalizes on Clinton-esque speaking fees.

Economy

Rapid Fired Pizza plans to add 175 locations in more states.

Despite supposedly booming economy, Ohio's public pensions are cutting benefits.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Case pitting states rights and the second amendment against all federal gun control laws should end up at Supreme Court.

Economy

Six figure salaries are low income in the Bay area.

Health Care

Death panel case in UK proves under socialized medicine, the state owns you.

Environment

Because the greens undermined Britain's power grid, driving up prices, conservatives propose price caps. That'll work like Nixon's price caps on gas.

Former Obama official admits bureaucrats mislead about global warming for personal and political gain.

Strong correlation between solar wind speed and North Atlantic Oscillation.

So-called March for Science was not for science.

Education

Georgia deputies grope 900 students without cause in name of war on drugs.

War on Drugs

Florida legislators reject the will of 70 percent of voters who voted to legalize medical marijuana.

War

Another analysis contradicts claims Assad gassed the rebels with Sarin.

History of why North Korea wants nuclear weapons. They're the best deterrent in the world. The US has repeated threatened to nuke North Korea. Here's the updated link to the original article identifying six times the US overtly threatened NK with weapons.

More history about who started the Korean war.

David Stockman on North Korea.
"Instead, Deng not only rescued Mao’s calamity by turning from firing squads to a hyperactive printing press, but spawned the greatest Ponzi scheme of borrowing, building, speculation and malinvestment in human history. It is surely a false and unsustainable prosperity, but for the moment it rings out a great irony. Rather than a threat to America’s security, Mr. Deng’s great Red Ponzi is considered by Wall Street to be the very engine of “growth” in the modern world and the suzerains of Beijing the very model of unfailing prosperity management and economic “stimulus” if, as and when needed."
Back to China.
"The fact is, the seven decade confrontation on the 38th parallel is an artifact of empire, not a necessity of homeland security. It is the handiwork of a Warfare State served by a permanent political class that derives its power, purpose and resources from the faithful pursuit and stewardship of an American Imperium.
Well said.
"So how is it that a nation that has been growing by leaps and bounds for a half-century cannot defend itself from a two-bit industrial backwater run by a certifiable lunatic? Why is it that no one in Washington has bothered to notice that since 2002 South Korea’s economy has grown every four months by more than the entire current GDP of North Korea.
The argument for the huge US presence in South Korea, of course, is that it provides a trip-wire deterrent that puts the North Korean ruler on notice that an attack on South Korea is an attack on Washington. But with respect to a potential conventional attack, that’s just plain malarkey.
If South Korea with 81X the economy, twice the population and infinitely more industrial base and technological sophistication can’t or won’t defend itself from the “potemkin” economy and military north of its border, why should the American taxpayers and soldiers be called into the breach?"

No kidding.

Politics

In another victory for the deep state, Trump flip-flopped on Wikileaks from supporting it to wanting to arrest Assange.

Long overdue criticism of Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Media

Google changes search results ostensibly to fight fake news but really to promote the establishment. Google is using people, people no doubt vetted for their establishment views, to filter its results.

Police State

NSA spy blimp illegally spied on New York citizens.

Recently leaked NSA Windows exploit infects over 60,000 machines.

Local

The bubble hits Hamilton too.

Jobless rate falls in Dayton Metro in March.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Regulation

Bangkok bans super-popular street food stalls.

Health Care

The appendix is valuable to the immune system.

AI better than doctors at assessing heart attack risk.

Misc

Comet strike in 10.950 BC blamed for Younger Drias, but maybe it was something else.

Rough guide to spotting bad science.

Foreign Policy

Details of the failed coup in Turkey. Turkey has become a flash-point.

Police State

In another successful Obama policy, crime rates were rising as Obama left office.

Federal Reserve

Indian ATMs running dry.

The IMF proposes abolishing cash.

Politics

Leftists are taking combat training so they can be more effective at violent protests.

Pat Buchanan channels Hanns Herman-Hoppe when describing the failure of divinized democracy.

Transgenders will destroy women's sports. Sports will become the transgender political battleground.

War

Our Korea policy is stupid.
"Why, 64 years after the Korean War, a quarter-century after the Cold War, are we still obliged to go to war to defend South Korea from a North with one-half the South’s population and 3 percent of its gross domestic product?
Why are we, on the far side of the Pacific, still responsible for containing North Korea when two of its neighbors — Russia and China — are nuclear powers and South Korea and Japan could field nuclear and conventional forces far superior to Kim’s?
How long into the future will containing militarist dictators in Pyongyang with nuclear missiles be America’s primary responsibility?"
We should trade with North Korea.

Claim aggression against North Korea is really a prelude to war with China. This article explains why I'm skeptical.

Tax and Spend

IRS employs debt collection firms.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Politics

Leftists reject Chelsea Clinton but that won't stop them. Hillary won't go away either.

War

New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco suffer power outages in feared cyber-attack.

Socialism

How government degrades culture. To the government, bad art must be funded the same as mediocre art and great art.

Reguation

Automation as a response to minimum wage laws is not a good thing.

Politics

Still no evidence of a Russian plot to get Trump elected.
"“The idea that the FBI and associates of the Clinton campaign would pay Mr. Steele to investigate the Republican nominee for President in the run-up to the election raises further questions about the FBI’s independence from politics, as well as the Obama administration’s use of law enforcement and intelligence agencies for political ends.”"
A politician got something right.

Health Care

107 cancer papers retracted for peer review fraud. Nobody in a free market would tolerate this.

Police State

As I predicted, sex toy maker eavesdropped on users, allowing NSA perverts to spy on people during sex.

US preparing charges against Wikileaks's Assange. Hypocrisy.
"One cable news channel had the following back-to-back reports yesterday: (1) the Trump administration is preparing to prosecute Julian Assange for the truthful government secrets allegedly made available by WikiLeaks; (2) an organization in New York is seeking to promote transparency in government. Perhaps the news channel management thought that putting these two stories together would suffice to show the ongoing war against truth that passes for information in our world."
You can't make this stuff up.

Local

Dayton to bring back red light and speed cameras by monitoring them with a live cop.

Immigration

Ilana Mercer blasts the H-1B immigration program.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Economy

The number of people collecting unemployment checks hits 17 year low.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

War

Trump sends two more aircraft carriers toward Korea. Three total.

Health Care

Negative consequences of chickenpox vaccine outweigh benefits.

Politics

List of Trump flip-flops favorable to the establishment.

Killing people boosts Trump's approval rating to 50 percent

Economy

Now we have an auto loan bubble.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Foreign Policy

Turks vote to expand Erdogan's powers in vote which has legitimacy questioned.

Tax and Spend

State property tax burdens. Ohio and Texas are high. NC is low. Florida is middle.

War

Trump accepts Montenegro into NATO. Fortunately, the rest of NATO hasn't.

More evidence contradicts claims Assad gassed his own people.
"More importantly, the US military allegedly knew in advance that the strike was coming: Russian military officers informed their American counterparts of the Syrian military’s plan to strike the warehouse in Khan Sheikhoun city 24 hours before the planned airstrike, according to the former US official who spoke with Truthout. The official is in direct contact with a US military intelligence officer with access to information about the US-Russian communications. The military intelligence officer reported to his associate that the Russians provided the information about the strike to the Americans through the normal US-Russian Syria deconfliction telephone line, which was established after the Russian intervention in 2015 to prevent any accidental clash between the two powers. The officer said that Russia communicated to the US the fact that the Syrians believed that the warehouse held toxic chemicals. "
More lies.

Leaked 1983 CIA docs sound exactly like today's situation in Syria.
"Prophetically foreshadowing the current crisis (and apparent action plan), leaked CIA documents from the reign of Bashar al-Assad’s father in the 1980s show a Washington Deep State plan coalescing to “bring real muscle to bear against Syria,” toppling its leader (in favor of one amenable to US demands) , severing ties with Russia (its primary arms dealer), and paving the way for an oil and gas pipeline of Washington’s choosing."
I guess that plan is still in place.

US backs Saudi slaughter in Yemen.

Health Care

88 percent of medical second opinions give different diagnosis.

Misc

Nobody understands how AIs do things. More.

Police State

Google, Apple, GM, Ford, Uber, Tesla, even Nvidia, and everybody else is developing a self-driving car so you know government is behind this.

Hackers release NSA's hacking arsenal.

Politics

Whaley investigates running for governor.

Judge Napolitano's claim British GCHQ spied on Trump for Obama validated.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Politics

Reclusive hedge-fund manager, supposedly libertarian, behind the Trump campaign.

Leftists start violence at Trump rally in Berkeley.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Regulations

Regulations that limit competition allowed United to abuse passenger.

Media

CIA director blasts Wikileaks for exposing its crimes. That's like the mafia criticizing the media for publishing its crimes.

Cable networks are speeding up shows to cram in more advertising.

War

Trump hands power to fight ISIS to military. I wonder what they'll decide.

Trump ramps up ground troops in Syria.

Police State

Hackers' release of NSA malware considered most dangerous yet.

Tax and Spend

Feds collect record taxes through March while still running deficit.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

War

Trump flip-flops and now supports NATO.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Police State

Twitter deletes negative tweets about United using violence against a costumer on an overbooked flight. This shows the corporate world as part of government.

Health Care

Big Pharma controls a vaccine court.

Zika is a Big Pharma fraud.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Economy

Tallest skyscraper west of Chicago finishes in San Francisco, inviting skyscraper curse.

Terrible jobs report for March.

War

Trump is supposed to oppose war in Syria.

Tensions with Russia jump.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Economy

The new housing bubble created by government's Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Foreign Policy

The narrative that supports the deep state is crumbling.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Environment

House bill orders NOAA to focus on weather, not climate. It won't matter.

Misc

Scientists will be surprised when they image the Milky Way's center black hole because it doesn't exist.

Health Care

Wine engages the brain.

Media

ESPN replaces Sage Steele for expressing conservative opinions.

War

Assad blamed for another Syrian chemical weapons attack which is more likely a false flag.

Foreign Policy

NSA funds Britain's GCHQ over 100 million.
"Weaker regulation of British spies ‘a selling point’ for NSA"
Of course it is.

Education

Government takeover of education and research has cut those products off from their customers.

Police State

Taser offers free body cameras to all police.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Health Care

Foods toxic to dogs and cats.

High mortality rates of white American males, compared to consistently increasing lifespans in other countries, show American leftists are winning the war against white males.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Health Care

I'm skeptical of this hangover cure.

Crony groups fight cheap EpiPen competitor. Of course they do.

Economy

Supposedly each robot will eliminate six jobs.

Local

Archaic issue regarding old canal land control which had been blocking the sale of Montgomery County Fairgrounds gets solved when Gov. Kasich signs a transfer.

Cops chase another driver until he kills someone.

Socialism

Lyft introduces service designed to compete with buses.

Freedom of Speech

State of Georgia wins copyright lawsuit against man who published its laws.

Two activists who went undercover and filmed Planned Parenthood charged with 15 felonies.

Politics

The deeper people investigate claims Russians hacked the DNC, the more evidence they find to the contrary.

The Trump-Russia story is fake news.

While leftist claims she can be black the same way men and women can claim to be the opposite sex, throwing the left into a tizzy.

Now that Trump has evidence of the deep state spying on him, will he fight or submit? I think he'll fight. He said he would before he was elected.
"So, were Trump and his associates “wiretapped?” Of course not. Wiretapping went out of vogue decades ago, having been rendered obsolete by leaps in surveillance technology.
The real question is: Were Trump and his associates surveilled? Wake up, America. Was no one paying attention to the disclosures from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013 when he exposed Director of National Intelligence James Clapper as a liar for denying that the NSA engaged in bulk collection of communications inside the United States.
The reality is that EVERYONE, including the President, is surveilled. The technology enabling bulk collection would have made the late demented FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover’s mouth water." 
But nobody cares.

Obama's loosened spying rules is the Watergate of our time.

Campaign to buy and publish browsing histories of representatives who overturned privacy protections.

War

US strikes markets in Mosul killing 200 civilians.

The American century was the deadliest ever by far.

Foreign Policy

Pat Buchanan calls Putin a statesman.

The CIA used Nazi war criminals against the Soviet Union.

Police State

Cops arrest far fewer people in California than they did a couple years ago. This is great news, but it's presented as bad news.

North Dakota allows police to use armed, non-lethal drones, but Connecticut is considering legalizing lethally-armed drones for police.

Local

Dayton rulers to spend $1 million in Arcade redevelopment.